16-Bit Sessions #14: BALCONIES – Rhonda

It’s been a while, right? Hi!! Since we last updated, we’ve released a single – Slow Motion Gunfights – that I am legitimately proud of. If you have a minute, I really do think it’s worth your time. HOWEVER, I’m typing right now for a different reason – the return, glorious or otherwise, of 16-Bit Sessions…

A Good Day To Try Hard: OUT NOW

That’s right, you beautiful, beautiful people – our second EP is finally ready for you to consume like ravenous wolves. Stream, download or buy a limited edition cassette tape if you’re feeling decadent – it’s all either free or super cheap and we guarantee MAXIMUM SATISFACTION. We estimate that you can listen to the main…

New EP for 2016: A GOOD DAY TO TRY HARD

Daily readers of villainest.com (estimates are in the mid-hundred-thousands, probably) will have been severely disappointed over the Autumn months! Aside from the occasional show at venues like Cherry Cola’s – for which we’ve been very grateful – things have been a little quiet. The good news is that we haven’t been idle! In fact, we’ve…

EVIL PARTY, CONBRAVO! and COVERS

EVIL PARTY Today you can download our new single. It’s called EVIL PARTY, and it was one of the very first songs that we wrote together. EVIL PARTY is about a lot of things and we’re not going to tell you how to take it. But we think it’s a fun track and we really…

BOVINE PRIDE + ANALOGUE PHOTOS + ANNOUNCEMENT CITY

Hey, check out these great photos of our set from Analogue Gallery last week! Photos are by Lindsay Duncan of ELDIE PHOTOGRAPHY. You can follow her at @lindsayinmotion on Twitter and Instagram, and you can see the full gallery on the Analogue Gallery Facebook page. Thanks again to Hot For Company, Mad Ones, The Bellevederes…

SUNDAY JUNE 7TH 2015: COME TO LEE’S PALACE, IT’S A GOOD IDEA

“I’m only 4”, you’d say in 1991, “but in 24 years I want to go to the world’s best VGM/chip themed live music party”. You dreamed big, kid. You dreamed well. And now here you are. Our next show is at YET ANOTHER legendary Toronto venue because – and we don’t have a sociologist at…

HEY THAT WAS FUN

Thanks to the Horseshoe Tavern and its wonderful staff for being great hosts, to BisonSound and Parks At Night for being excellent bands to share the bill with and to all of you who came out for a party on a Monday night. We have some exciting shows that we’re waiting to confirm, we’re writing…

16 BIT SESSIONS VOLUME 1: OUT NOW

Our first covers compilation is ready! 16 Bit Sessions: Volume 1 collects the first 11 covers in our regular blog series of the very same name. These covers were hacked together in 6 weeks and are free to download! But what artists are covered, we hear you scream? How about: HUNDRED REASONS ROTARY DIAL TUPPER…

16 BIT SESSIONS #11: ANALOG – It’s Too Bad Disco’s Dead

16 BIT SESSIONS is where James tries to figure out all this Mega Drive music business by covering songs and trying out different sounds. This time, it’s a cover of It’s Too Bad Disco’s Dead by the first True New Wave band of the 21st Century, ANALOG. Here’s the original! ANALOG is a New Wave band…

16 BIT SESSIONS #10: Die Mannequin – Sucker Punch

16 BIT SESSIONS is where James tries to figure out all this Mega Drive music business by covering songs and trying out different sounds. This time, it’s a cover of Sucker Punch by Die Mannequin from Toronto. MANDATORY PLUG UP TOP: Holy crap you guys our next show is on Monday! It’s free! It’s at the…

16 BIT SESSIONS #9: Dragon Sound – Friends

16 BIT SESSIONS is where James tries to figure out all this Mega Drive music business by covering songs and trying out different sounds. This time, it’s a cover of Friends by the fictional band Dragon Sound from one of the best bad movies of all time, Miami Connection. Up top promo: our Horseshoe Tavern show…

16 BIT SESSIONS #8: Devin Townsend – Kingdom

16 BIT SESSIONS is where James tries to figure out all this Mega Drive music business by covering songs and trying out different sounds. This time, it’s a cover of Kingdom by the ludicrously diverse and brilliant Devin Townsend. Promo up top: our show at The Horseshoe Tavern is coming up – it’s no cover and…